Studying the children of the Holocaust

Natalia Gevara '20Major: HistoryHometown: Stockton From the time I was a freshman here at Pacific, I knew I wanted to research the Holocaust because of how crucial it is to understanding history. For my senior capstone project, I researched the stories of Polish-Jewish children during the Holocaust, which involved analyzing primary sources such as diaries … Continue reading Studying the children of the Holocaust

An internship at 23andMe changed this political science major’s trajectory

Q: Tell us about your internship at 23andMe. How do you get an internship like that? A: I was involved with the Boys and Girls Club in high school. I was part of their College Bound program. They have a lot of connections, especially the Bay Area. Whenever they had an opportunity open up, they … Continue reading An internship at 23andMe changed this political science major’s trajectory

Sociology major uses fellowship to explore passion for health care equity

Sociology major Miguel Rodriguez ’20 is passionate about social justice and health equity. A summer fellowship with the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program helped him solidify his intention to work in public health to better serve his community.  “It was very interesting to learn about the health disparities that exist in Los Angeles and … Continue reading Sociology major uses fellowship to explore passion for health care equity

My first feature

By RAMESH BORAD '22Major: Media XHometown: Surat, India This summer, I had the opportunity to work on the feature-length film, “The Contrast,” an independent, feature-length romantic comedy produced by Chris Johnson and Ali Presley Paras. I got this gig through Joanne Butcher, who is a renowned artist I met at a MediaX event. Joanne is … Continue reading My first feature

SIS student learns about U.S.-Mexico relations on personal level

By BIANCA PIEDRA '21Major: International Affairs and Commerce Hometown: Stockton This summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to intern for six weeks at the Consulate of the United States of America in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I worked in the Commercial Service section assisting Principal Commercial Officer Eric Olson and his trade specialists. My first … Continue reading SIS student learns about U.S.-Mexico relations on personal level

Studying education innovation in Paraguay

By ADRIANA ORTEGA '21Major: International RelationsHometown: Ceres, CA I am interning in Paraguay with a nonprofit social innovation organization called Fundación Paraguaya. I am here for five weeks this summer working on a brand new project called Education Stoplight. Our goals are to improve the students’ ability to take control of their learning and to … Continue reading Studying education innovation in Paraguay

Communication students partner with county to produce voter ads

Pacific students from the Department of Communication played an unusual role in this election year’s effort to encourage people to vote. They produced a commercial for the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters for its Drive Up Democracy! program. The office placed ballot drop-off locations throughout the county to make it easier for mail-in voters … Continue reading Communication students partner with county to produce voter ads

Nathan scholars get hands-on economics experience

The Nathan Scholars Program is an internship opportunity available only to students at University of the Pacific. It was made possible by generous gift from Dr. John C. Beyer '62. Each summer, two students receive course credits while gaining real-world experience  at Beyer's Virginia-based economics consulting firm, Nathan and Associates. The two students who interned there … Continue reading Nathan scholars get hands-on economics experience

Pacific Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences students enjoy big presence at national conference

At the end of May, 32 students from Pacific’s Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences Department attended the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting in Minneapolis. ACSM is known for its collaborative research involving 50,000 members and certified professionals that share the common interest of improving health worldwide. Pacific sent the largest group … Continue reading Pacific Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences students enjoy big presence at national conference

Digital Delta fellows recreate lost Little Manila in virtual reality game

An on-going research project at University of the Pacific makes history real for students by combining digital technology, the arts and sciences to build a virtual model of a Stockton community that was destroyed nearly 50 years ago in the name of progress. Click on the photo above to see the multi-media story.